Subject:

Robert Eckels

  • News

    October 18, 2007
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    August 23, 2007
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    January 18, 2007

    Car Trouble

    A new Honda is ticketed for expired registration…of a 1982 Chevy Blazer

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    Is God on 3-1-1?

    "Don't sweat folks, I've called FEMA!" Well, the nerve... A poll released by Texas Southern University today shows that African-American Houstonians would call upon The Lord Almighty before city or state government during a major disaster. The report found that 83 percent of African Americans ... More >>

  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006

    New Year's Resolutions for Houston

    We have a lot to forgive – and forget – about 2005; here's hoping local celebs do better next year

  • News

    September 23, 2004

    Letters

    Letters to the Editor

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Onion Tears

    The gentrifying Heights can pit residents and businesses against each other

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    Fresh Starts

    For two Houston politicos, 2003 brings big changes

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    All I Want for Christmas Is...

    A shopping list for your favorite political types

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    Jumped or Was Pushed?

    The election supervisor's departure makes Democrats nervous

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    More District D Footprints

    Airing out Darryl Carter's dirty laundry, with the help of Womack's campaign

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Cracking the Club

    Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Politician

    Paul Bettencourt, Harris County tax-assessor collector

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Letters 09-07-2000

    Burned by City Hall, Leon and Joe, Muzzle This Mirth

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Trying to Shine

    Business looks bleak for a bootblack bumped to the back of the new courthouse

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    The Insider

    Raging Bull: Rains in pain becomes bane of the HSA board

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Stadia Watch

    Sacrifice Flies

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Smooth Operator

    Jack Linvillle transformed a little architecture firm into a leading public contractor -- with help from some well-heeled political pals

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Let the Games Begin

    A lack of lodging. Snarled transportation. Searing summer heat. No matter. Houston boosters say the Bayou City will be unbeatable in the bidding for the 2012 Olympics.

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    Blowing Smoke

    Government and civic boosters know the way to clean up the air in polluted southeast communities: add another chemical plant

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    GOP Sweeps Week

    Republicans complete Texas political reconstruction

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Going the Distance

    Houston's John Kelley has pursued his dream of bringing the Olympics to Houston for years, despite all odds. Now he's official.

  • News

    June 4, 1998

    No Relief in Sight

    Traffic congestion will remain a problem for westside streets as the Westpark Tollroad and the HOV-lane projects are stalled

  • News

    May 7, 1998

    Upping the Ante-Up

    A planned HOV lane in west Houston ma instead become yet another toll road in our fair city

  • News

    July 3, 1997

    Fast Eddie's Getaway

    Insider deals. Outrageous perks. Exorbitant salaries. No wonder Eddie Webster's taken a permanent vacation from the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • News

    March 20, 1997
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    December 26, 1996

    Unembraceable You

    When it comes to AIDS funding, process takes precedence over children in Harris County

  • News

    December 26, 1996
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    October 31, 1996

    Opposing Counsel

    County attorney candidate Mike Fleming brands his opponent a traffic-court jockey. Sylvia Garcia labels him a special-interest pawn. You be the judge.

  • News

    October 24, 1996

    The Usual Suspect(s)

    If Lanier aide Dave Walden isn't running the Prop One campaign, who is?

  • News

    October 3, 1996

    The Kingdom and the Power

    Money may be the root of all evil, but it's fueled Steven Hotze's rise from a fringe player on the religious right to kingmaker in the local Republican Party. Now he's trying to stretch his influence further afield.

  • News

    August 15, 1996

    The Last Safety Net

    In 1992, Harris County changed the way it cares for those who can't manage their own lives. Four and a half years later, social workers are swamped, and people like Miss Natalie suffer.

  • News

    July 4, 1996

    Cameron Frye Has a Big Idea

    And he's put his own money behind it. But who's Cameron Frye?

  • News

    June 6, 1996

    The Passionate Pilgrim

    He owns a baseball team, he's spent millions to wipe out a devastating Third World disease, and now he's out to save pro football for Houston. But what does John Jay Moores really want?

  • News

    April 18, 1996
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    February 29, 1996
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    January 25, 1996

    Autopsy

    Since Dr. Joe retired as Harris Countys chief medical examiner, the morgue itself has been undergoing a critical examination. Whats been uncovered botched postmortems, illegal tissue-harvesting, double-dipping pathologists reveals a county office thats op

  • News

    August 24, 1995

    Beat It, Bud

    ... And don't let the door hit you on the way out

  • News

    August 3, 1995

    Helpless Hands

    GCCS was supposed to help the poor. But after letting $15 million in anti-poverty funds slip away, the question is whether it can help anyone -- even itself.

  • News

    July 6, 1995
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    June 8, 1995

    The Rule of Men, Not Law

    Who gave Lanier & Co. permission to loot Metro? They did.

  • News

    February 2, 1995

    It's Joe B.'s World

    In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests

  • News

    January 26, 1995

    Running at Lanier

    Mayor Bob casts a long shadow over the Tyra-Peavy runoff

  • News

    January 26, 1995

    Just Us Guys

    The boys are back, as Bush and Bullock usher in the age of transpartisan politics

  • News

    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Turkeys (and Other Creatures) On the Ballot

    Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!

  • News

    October 27, 1994

    Faded Love

    When romance wanes, the politics can turn really personal

  • News

    October 13, 1994

    Pursuing Jerry

    A former prosecutor finds it was easier to investigate ethically challenged officials than to run against one

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